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April 8, 2022
Posted by Chloe Taylor

What Is Your 2022 Dodge Durango Lease: Durango GT Vs. Durango R/T

As popular as three-row midsize SUVs are, they generally tend to be boring and unexciting to drive. If you’re looking to make a difference, consider leasing a Dodge SUV—the Durango.

If you need a workhorse—an SUV that effortlessly shuttles the whole family around during the weekdays and takes the whole family on an adventure on weekends or holidays, leasing the 2022 Dodge Durango may be the best alternative.

What Is The Best Durango Trim To Lease?

Dodge offers the 2022 Durango in seven trim levels—the base SXT, GT, GT Plus, R/T, Citadel, R/T Plus, and SRT 392. While each trim level gets more standard tech and convenience features, the big difference in these trim levels is on what lies under the hood. The base SXT and GT have a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, while the R/Ts get an animated 5.7-liter Hemi V8. The Citadel trim offers both the V6 and the 5.7-liter Hemi V8. Finally, the top dog, the SRT 392 with its sonorous 6.4-liter Hemi V8. Most shoppers prefer to stick with the GT trim, but some who need more power always go with the R/T trim.

2022 Dodge Durango GT

The Dodge Durango GT model affords the same powertrain configuration as the base SXT model but offers more standard comfort and convenience features at a value pricing.

Engine & Performance

Under the hood of the 2022 Durango GT model is a 3.6-liter V6 engine that pumps out 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to an eight-speed auto. Although this V6 engine may be the weakest powertrain set up in the Durango lineup, it still delivers outstanding towing and hauling capacity, towing up to 6,200 pounds.

This Durango model comes standard with a rear-wheel drive system, but an all-wheel drive is available. EPA estimates the standard configuration to earn 19/26 mpg city/highway while upgrading to AWD system drops the figures by 1 mpg.

Interior, Technology

On the inside, all 2022 Durango affords a decent cabin, though it’s nothing like a modern cabin. This three-row SUV seats up to seven. While the base SXT is equipped with many standard features, upgrading to the GT model adds heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, remote start, fog lights, and a power liftgate. It also comes standard with dual exhaust and 20-inch wheels. If you want to spice things up, you can go with more options, including a 10.1-inch touch screen, rear-seat entertainment system, navigation, and wireless device charging.

For safety, in addition to the standard driver-assist features typical in all Durango, the GT model adds adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlights, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and lane-keep assist.

2022 Dodge Durango R/T

The 2022 Durango R/T model has a different powertrain and adds more safety and convenience features.

Engine & Performance

The R/T introduces you to the world of Dodge’s V8s. It comes standard with a 5.7-liter V8 that pushes out 360 hp and 390 lb-ft, which is enough to deliver a class-leading towing ability. Like every other Durango, the R/T’s V8 is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission but comes standard with all-wheel drive. The EPA estimates this model to return 14/22 mpg city/highway.

Interior, Technology

Besides the powertrain switch, the Durango R/T model affords more standard niceties, including leather upholstery, power-adjustable front passenger seat, and heated second-row seats. It further comes standard with a 10.1-inch touch screen system that features navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa. It also adds wireless device charging, HD Radio, and a nine-speaker stereo.

The Dodge Durango may not have that broad appeal common to most SUVs in its class but bests all SUVs in towing capacity. Also, this Dodge’s sole midsize SUV may lack the refinement of some of its close class rivals. But with its beastly V8 engine and an excellent towing capacity of up to 8,700 pounds, this SUV rightly earns a spot on many shoppers’ lists.

Whichever Durango model you choose to lease, visit VIP Auto lease at 1204 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305, and get the lowest possible lease prices and a smooth leasing process.

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